PlayStation Plus offers a Need for Speed and a Granblue Fantasy in September
PS Plus Essential subscribers get a variety of bonuses.
Sony said Wednesday that Need for Speed Heat, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, and Toem will be available for free to all PlayStation Plus subscribers in September.
Need for Speed Heat and Granblue Fantasy: Versus will be available for download on PlayStation 4 starting September 6, when September’s free PlayStation Plus games become available to Essential-level and higher customers. Toem will be available to PlayStation 5 members. All three titles will be accessible to PS Plus members until October 3.
Need for Speed Heat was released in 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. Need for Speed Heat, developed by Ghost Games (now known as EA Gothenburg), was a “crowd-pleasing open-world arcade racer,” according to our assessment, but an otherwise unimpressive and obligatory-feeling installment in the Need for Speed racing game brand.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a 1v1 fighting game created by Guilty Gear company Arc System Works and based on Cygames’ very famous free-to-play mobile game brand that will be published in 2020. Granblue Fantasy: Versus, unlike Guilty Gear, takes a more simple, nostalgic approach to its fighting game principles. The original game has 13 characters (one of which is unlocked), with additional dozen accessible via DLC.
Toem, from developer Something We Made, is a picture adventure game that should appeal to virtual photographers who like stuff like Pokémon Snap and Umurangi Generation. We found Toem to be “a tiny adventure in an incredibly engaging environment” during our hands-on time with the game.
“Every new discovery and world feels fresh and rewarding, and not a single moment seemed overblown,” noted Polygon’s Nicole Carpenter shortly after the game’s release in September 2021. “There’s just enough in Toem for me to desire (and really be able to) learn all the mysteries.”
Subscribers to PlayStation Plus may still download the August 2022 PS Plus titles — Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, and Little Nightmares — until September 6.